Modern Canada

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Modern Canada

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Question 1
When was the Canadian Pension Plan introduced?
A
1940
B
1947
C
1920
D
1965
Question 2
Canadian football teams compete in the Canadian Football League for which trophy?
A
The Red Cup
B
The Black Cup
C
The Grey Cup
D
The White Cup
Question 3
What organizations has Canada joined?
A
UN
B
NORAD
C
NATO
D
All of these
Question 4
Who developed the Standard Time Zone system?
A
Sir Sanford Fleming
B
Charles Best
C
Alexander Graham Bell
D
Joseph Bombardier
Question 5
Which of these was not invented by a Canadian inventor?
A
Electric light bulbs
B
The television
C
The heart pacemaker
D
The telephone
Question 6
How many times have referendums produced a negative result for Québec sovereignty?
A
Once
B
Never
C
Twice
D
Three times
Question 7
In what year was an Act passed which guarantees equal access to French and English federal government services?
A
1969
B
1979
C
1989
D
1959
Question 8
In 1975, Canada welcomed over 50,000 refugees from which country?
A
Vietnam
B
Ethiopia
C
South Africa
D
Hungary
Question 9
When was La Francophonie founded?
A
1950
B
1970
C
1975
D
1947
Question 10
Widely regarded as the greatest hockey player of all time, which Canadian team did Wayne Gretzky play for between 1979 and 1988?
A
Edmonton Oilers
B
Montréal Canadiens
C
Ottawa Senators
D
Toronto Maple Leafs
Question 11
The period of rapid change in Québec in the 1960s was called what?
A
The quiet revolution
B
The noisy revolution
C
The French Revolution
D
The Québec revolution
Question 12
What have Canadians Sidney Altman, Richard Lee Taylor, Michael Smith, Bertram Brockhouse, Gerhardt Hertzberg, and John Polanyi all got in common?
A
They’ve all won Emmys
B
They’ve all won Nobel prizes
C
They’ve all won Oscars
D
They’ve all won Pulitzer prizes
Question 13
Canadians Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best discovered which revolutionary drug?
A
Viagra
B
Insulin
C
Warfarin
D
Penicillin
Question 14
Who were the last group of Canadians, in 1960, to get the vote?
A
Aboriginal Canadians
B
Chinese Canadians
C
Japanese Canadians
D
Mexican Canadians
Question 15
What is Canada’s official summer sport?
A
Football
B
Hockey
C
Lacrosse
D
Soccer
Question 16
Which of these is currently Canada’s largest trade partner?
A
United States
B
Mexico
C
European Union
D
China
Question 17
Perhaps Canada’s best-known contribution to the visual arts is…?
A
The Group of Six
B
The Group of Eight
C
The Group of Four
D
The Group of Seven
Question 18
In which year did Donovan Bailey of Canada break the 100m world record and become a double Olympic gold medallist?
A
1996
B
1992
C
200
D
1988
Question 19
Canadian company Research in Motion is best known for its invention which communications device?
A
The iPhone
B
Nokia phone
C
The BlackBerry
D
Galaxy phone
Question 20
Federal government (un)employment insurance was introduced in Canada in which year?
A
1930
B
1950
C
1960
D
1940
Question 21
Canadian James Naismith invented which sport in 1891?
A
Basketball
B
Korfball
C
Baseball
D
American football
Question 22
In which year did Canada pass the threshold that more than 50% of its population had adequate food, shelter, and clothing?
A
1927
B
1957
C
1951
D
1947
Question 23
Terry Fox, a British Columbian, tried to run across Canada in the “Marathon of Hope” to raise money for what?
A
Multiple Sclerosis research
B
Parkinson’s disease research
C
Cancer research
D
Heart disease research
Question 24
Canada’s modern energy industry began with the discovery of oil in 1947 in which province?
A
Alberta
B
Québec
C
Manitoba
D
British Columbia
Question 25
Which war did Canadian troops fight in as part of a United Nations force between 1950 and 1953?
A
Cambodia
B
Korea
C
Vietnam
D
Laos
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